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Greetings from ModestoView | 10-01-2018

Greetings from ModestoView | 10-01-2018  

ModestoView News Letter

Greetings Friends!  

You know what today is? 
It’s the day before the Downtown Sampler.  Make your plans to be in Downtown Modesto tomorrow (Tuesday) evening and enjoy the tastes of over 30 of our locally owned and independent restaurants, music from 10 of our Modesto Area Music Bands, strolling musicians and even a shuttle bus to make sampling easier.  It’s only $20 and you get to experience a huge variety of treats.  We will be there and hope to see you there.   
Check to see the map of Sampler #18 restaurants and list of bands.  Today is also the first day of Rocktober.  This month is the perfect blend of harvest, haunts and Modesto Area Music, hence Rocktober.

Our new issue celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and showcasing all things harvest and haunted is out on the stands and online now. We also celebrate local musician and the non-profit CASA director Steve Ashman, who will be honored for a Lifetime Award at the MAMA Awards October 16 at the State Theatre.  We are lucky to have musical talent that gives back to our community.  

Take time to read our amazing new issue, 32 full color pages of Modesto area goodness and positive info.  The ViewCrew works hard so fulfill our mission of “Serving Civic Pride Daily” and we hope you like it.   These are the things that make Modesto, Modesto USA, A Classic American City.  Thank you for reading and share this with a friend.   

Hope to see you out and about.  – Chris Murphy  

You can read the new issue here
You can vote for your favorite band, venue or event at

If you have an event, idea or concept to make our community or Modestoview better, please email us! 

Tuesday 5:30 pm The Sampler in Downtown Modesto
Tuesday 6:30 pm Frankenstein Double Feature at the State Theatre
Wednesday 7:30 pm Rodney Crowell at Gallo Center for the Arts
Thursday 7:30 pm Simon&Garfunkel Story at Gallo Center for the Arts
Friday 6 pm Four Friends/First Friday Market in 10th Street Plaza
Saturday 11 am International Heritage Festival at MJC East Campus
Saturday 7:30 pm Journey Revisited at The State Theatre
Saturday 8 pm BluesBox Bayou Band at the Eagles Hall 
Sunday 7 am Peace Officers Memorial Run at Gallo Center for the Arts
Sunday 2:30 pm Nathan Ignacio at Ralston’s Goat

Check out our Calendar for a complete listing of area events on

Join the ModestoView & Things To Do! group on Facebook and share your events and find out what else is going on around town. 

ModestoView Civic Pride
Pick up a copy of the ModestoView Magazine on newsstands and drop off locations all over Modesto and Stanislaus County. or read online at

The BigView

By Chris Murphy & Middagh Goodwin

Tis the season of haunts, harvests and hallow. There is something magical about this time of year, when the cool breezes blow through the trees and the leaves begin to fall into Autumn. Tree branches come to lift as skinny arms and fingers as the evenings begin to darken and the mornings are darker. The mist just seems to blow across the lawns and parks and there might be eerie sounds to make the day more interesting. Read More​​​​​​​

GreetingsView: It’s Rocktober

By Chris Murphy 

I remember when I first heard the word Rockober on the old KSAN San Francisco many years ago and I thought it was the coolest! It sums up the month perfectly. October is truly the best blend of fall, music, haunted treats, dark mornings and darker evenings with a nice fall chill that really gets you in the mood for anything. It is especially relevant here in Modesto USA as we are smack dab in the middle of harvest, the MAMA Awards bring the best of Modesto area rock to the forefront and we are getting our haunted groove on. Read More

The Sampler is Back

By ModestoView

The Downtown Sampler returned last year and was a big hit. A couple of thousand people came to downtown and walked stroll and rode their bikes to over 25 restaurant, cafes and bars to sample what they had to offer. 10 bands several of them are Modesto Area Award Winners,  were placed strategically throughout the Sampler footprint with two wandering minstrels playing in random locations  Read More Buy Tickets  

MAMAView: MAMA has a brand new bag

By Middagh Goodwin

Voting for the Modesto Area Music Awards will end at Midnight on October 14th with the Awards Show taking place at the State Theatre on Tuesday, October 16th. Over the last month, I am sure you have been hit up by more than a few nominees for your vote. Hopefully, you have checked out the nominations in all the categories, have gone out and seen some new bands or checked out a venue, cafe or bar you might never have been to before. Read More Vote

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If your event is not on this list, please email it to and check out calendar at before you leave the house. Read More

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Thanks for reading, Middagh Goodwin, ModestoView Senior Editor.
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